For 12.11.18

I am preparing you to draft a summary of the McAfee text, but to do that well you’ll need first to read it VERY carefully and create simply excellent, detailed, thoughtful, and reflective notes.

Do each of the items listed below and identify them clearly in your outline using the “For 12.11.18 Template”

1. Model McAfee’s research question

  • Work with a partner and identify that partner
  • Go to the end of the article, find the research question and read enough of the paragraphs before and after to understand what he means by a research question
  • Model the research question using an illustration and where you put the elements into a form that will help you understand what is going on, clarify your thought, and remember it
  • Outline your model in your portfolio
  • Using your phone, photograph your illustration, reduce the image size to about 640 pixels wide, and add it to your outline
  • A special note on the reading of McAfee, my notes for the lesson on 6.11.18, offers some detailed advice on what we are doing and why, and the handout illustrations are well worth your attention, too!
  • Finally, where have you seen such thinking, such modeling, such issues: reflect on what is going on in the article and in your head (so that you can make it your own and remember it)

2. Following this model, outline the text

  • Work with a partner and identify that partner
  • Your term papers and MA thesis must address a research question, concepts, evidence, and arguments being discussed by a relevant community of scholars and or professionals, and the only way you can begin to know that is to by studying them VERY carefully
  • In class, we demonstrated how this article, as with all other research papers, is likely well-edited, highly-structured, and rewards close reading: we saw how some of your comments suggested good beginnings, but fell short of depth: this exercise is about reading selected paragraphs in detail and depth
  • Read and outline a dozen paragraphs or more in as much detail as we discussed in class: learn how to read far more carefully than ever: enter into the head of this author and argument and really figure out how he thinks.
  • Finally, where have you seen such thinking, such modeling, such issues: reflect on what is going on in the article and in your head (so that you can make it your own and remember it)